MUH 2012-02 9-14-10

MUH 2012-02 9-14-10 - MUH 2012 Music in Western Culture...

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MUH 2012 Music in Western Culture Tuesday, 14 September
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“Blue Bells of Scotland,” by Arthur Pryor Dr. John Drew, trombone Edward Rothmel, piano
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Religions incorporate music almost universally. Music touches inner feeling more directly than other arts. Abstract aspect of tones separates music from concrete objects. Music can interpret sacred words, as in other types of song. BUT music also can be experienced physically in the body, as in dance, which raises objections from some conservative religious perspectives. Religious experience ranges from sober meditation to wild ecstasy. Music and religious experience
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Jewish/Christian music has provided great works to Western tradition biblical stories of the power of music Joshua and the fall of Jericho King Saul and the music of David songs from the Bible the Book of Psalms (150 of them) other biblical songs (canticles) – e.g., Magnificat (Song of Mary, “My soul magnifies the Lord”)
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